Phil Coulter

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Former SDLP leader John Hume died in August 2020. Mr Hume pictured in 1996. File photograph: Paul Faith

Former US president Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi are among those who will pay a virtual tribute to Nobel Laur(...)

One of the tattoos on James McClean’s leg reads: ‘You Are Now Entering Free Derry’. File photograph: Inpho

James McClean has three things that don’t work for some people. He’s Irish, he’s a nationalist and he holds opinions. That in Brexit Britain can ensur(...)

“Yes, AA Milne, I’m looking at you. For much of my childhood, I wondered at  the stupid name you gave that donkey”. Photograph: Getty Images

My recent comments on rhoticity – the rolling of Rs after vowels, as practised in Ireland and most of the US but not in posher parts of England – brou(...)

MEAI has already warned that things are so bad for some in the industry that they are having to sell off their instruments.

A group representing some of Ireland’s best known musicians has posted a video online calling for the Government to restore the pandemic unemployment (...)

‘Derry Girls offers a telling depiction of a southerner in the North.’ Photograph: Channel 4

Speaking in the Free State Seanad in 1924, at a time when the Boundary Commission was considering changes to the Border, the poet WB Yeats predicted h(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

A mural in Derry’s Bogside depicting John Hume, Martin Luther King jnr, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Derry likes to come out for its own, and look out for its own. But because of Covid it can’t really come out for John Hume, and that’s proving hard fo(...)

For One Night Only, hosted by Gay Byrne, featured interviews with, and performances by, well-known musicians

Many Twitter users yesterday made clear to millennials that they’d never know the impact Gay Byrne had on Ireland because they weren’t alive during th(...)

Phil Coulter’s Ireland’s Call has earned a kind of begrudging acceptance over  the years through the absence of an alternative. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

On Syokaun-Dori Avenue, about a half-hour train ride away from Tokyo Stadium where Johnny Sexton, on Friday, went through the captain’s run under heav(...)

Phil Coulter at the launch of his book, Bruised Never Broken, with broadcaster Eamon Dunphy who said the book was ‘fantastic’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Writing his memoir was “up there” with the many challenges Phil Coulter (77) has faced in his professional career, he said at the launch of Bruised Ne(...)

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